Danielle Potts teaches biology to about 180 students every week at the University of Michigan-Flint. The lecturer encourages her students to get involved in research and learn first-hand what it takes to become an environmental problem solver.
U-M prepares for Higher Learning Commission accreditation process
As the University of Michigan approaches the reaffirmation of its accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission in 2020, the Office of the Provost recently redesigned the university’s accreditation website to add more context and promote transparency about the process.
With a rate of return on investments near the top among all university endowments and new investments through the Victors for Michigan fundraising campaign, the value of the University of Michigan’s endowment climbed to $11.9 billion, $1 billion more than a year ago.
Plans are moving forward for the expansion at the University of Michigan’s Central Power Plant to make room for new equipment that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions significantly on campus.
Candidates seeking to fill two seats on the University of Michigan Board of Regents presented their views during a forum Monday on a variety of topics, including college affordability, diversity, academic freedom of the faculty and the relationship among the three U-M campuses.
Provost Martin A. Philbert has appointed an advisory committee in the search for a new dean of LSA. The search process is underway.
( Update: The Board of Regents approved these honorary degrees at its Oct. 18 meeting.)
Consider a future in which robots work alongside humans to search for disaster survivors, and senior citizens monitor their response to bacterial infections in real time.
The University of Michigan’s Bentley Historical Library has digitized the records of the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, giving online access to the department’s history as well as archival material relating to black activism and to organizations of interest to black students, faculty and staff.
Faculty and staff will soon have another option for getting around campus and Ann Arbor following an announcement late last week that a local bike sharing program is returning.
As the crucial midterm election approaches, the University of Michigan Center for Social Media Responsibility offers media and the public a tool to help monitor the prevalence of fake news on social media through a Platform Health Metric called the Iffy Quotient.
The number of startups launched at the University of Michigan nearly doubled to 21 in fiscal year 2018 as U-M inventors went to market with a broad array of discoveries ranging from autonomous shuttles to a post-surgery warning system that alerts doctors to patient distress well ahead of traditional methods.
Millions of dollars in seed grants for bold, boundary-crossing work is available to faculty members as U-M launches the third round of Mcubed, a unique funding program that has more than tripled its investment since it launched in 2012.
Culture change, power structures, and reporting and accountability were the areas of focus in a panel discussion about promoting an inclusive and equitable climate through the elimination of sexual misconduct at the University of Michigan.
Members of the university and wider community gathered Monday to address ways U-M and other institutions can more effectively build partnerships outside the academy to drive positive social change.
The University of Michigan is among 96 colleges and universities to earn the 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award.
Award recipients were announced recently by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. It is the largest diversity magazine and website in higher education.
Actress and activist Diane Guerrero discussed the lasting emotional impact of her parents’ deportation, and the importance of voting and civic engagement in creating change at the kick-off event for the University of Michigan’s annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit.
The University of Michigan is a close partner to Denis Mukwege, who has received the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end sexual violence against women in armed conflict.